The Wonders of His Name! By Rev Sam Oye
THE TRANSFORMING CHURCH
SUNDAY SERVICE May 1, 2022 (2nd Service)
Minister: Rev Sam Oye
Text: Philippians 2:9-11
Topic: The Wonders of His Name!
We started in the first service by establishing that the name of Jesus is the most powerful name on earth. Remarkably, there’s no name that generates as much calling the name Jesus in any place on earth. You can call names of any man of ill-repute at any gathering loudly, even at a UN summit and no one will bother, but calling the name of Jesus will most likely draw the ire of many. What is it about the name of Jesus that legislations have been promulgated against calling the name? All sorts of perversity and depravity can be taught today, even to children, but the name of Jesus cannot be mentioned in same circles. The name of Jesus is so powerful that it can change your life in an instant.
Young man, stop investing in material things, invest in your name. The name behind the name always compels honour. Anyone who ever had to honour Prince Charles or Prince Harry will tell you that regardless of whatever you may have heard about them, the honour given to them is related to the name backing their name.
Ask yourself today, when they mention your name, would it open doors for your children? What is the collective value of the name of a person who sleeps with animals for money? For those of us who had no special doors opening for us on account of our father’s name, the responsibility is on us to equip, enrich and invest in our names for the sake of our children. For those born into families with reputable names, it’s a great thing your father’s name have opened doors for you, but can you do something with your own name so that your name can open doors for your children? Because the longer it takes across generations, the weaker the name of preceding parents become. This was why in the Bible, there was a generation where the king who did not know Joseph and they suffered them. After Joseph, there was no name that could open doors for others. Young man, invest in your name. Give your name the ability to open doors for generations coming after. Your job is not done if your children still needs you.
Jesus was born into a family that demons honoured Him for His name’s sake and because He is a son of God. The name of Jesus is not only powerful because it was given by God, but because Jesus earned it. Not only was he crucified for our sake, but He also went to grave, to hell in order to retrieve keys stolen by the enemy. He personally defeated principalities and power. The name of Jesus is powerful because the Father placed honour on His son and the son proved that He deserves it. This is why if you were not bequeathed a name that can command certain kind of respect or authority, by your own achievements, you can earn yourself a name.
Help me turn to your neighbour and say, ‘don’t stain your name’, don’t gain money and lose your name because what you gain is nothing. As believers, we need to appreciate the impact the name has in the Christian journey. This name means something, and you can only benefit as much as you engage the power in the name of Jesus. John 16:14- Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. This scripture suggests that God wants you to engage the name, He wants your joy to be full. He wants you to experience the joy of answered prayers. Engage this name. Turn to your neighbour and say, ‘you have the right to ask’. As believers, in engaging the power in the name of Jesus, we have the alternative of either asking Jesus the Christ directly that the Father may be glorified, or we ask the Father in His (Jesus) name. John 14:13-14 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. Christians, are you aware you can use either channel? You can ask the Father or the Son, either way, there is a guarantee that answers will come provided it is backed by the word of God. John 16:23- And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.